Preventable medical errors seriously injure hundreds of thousands of patients each year and kill approximately 100,000 victims. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice including surgical malpractice, medications errors, or miss-diagnosis of a medical condition contact our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney today for a free no cost evaluation of you medical malpractice claim.
Medical Malpractice Legal Council: Medical malpractice litigation is a difficult field of personal injury requiring expert legal representation, along with witnesses with expertise in the field of medicine, numerous physicians for diagnosis, and the analysis of complicated and often perplexing information. Don’t give your case to law firms which do not have the needed qualifications. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle complicated legal issues including medical malpractice compensation.
Free No-Cost Consultation: All initial consultations regarding your medical malpractice claim are free of charge. When you call an attorney will be speak to you directly and immediately and present you with the different legal options you may have regarding your case.
Common Causes of Medical Negligence in California:
Medical Malpractice Claim – Recovery for Doctor or Hospital Negligence
General medical malpractice takes place when a medical doctor, physician, or medical facility fail to provide a patient with the appropriate level of care as defined by the standard of care provided by other doctors, and medical facilities in that profession. For example if your medical doctor fails to perform a test which doctors within his field ought to test for then medical malpractice can be established.
If injury result from the failure to abide by the appropriate level of medical care then you are entitled to compensation and a full monetary settlement for your injuries.
According to data, the vast majority victims of medical malpractice do not file claims for their injuries. Many patients are simply left in the dark about why they have been injured and how they can seek legal help in lieu of their injuries.
California Medical Malpractice Laws:
Medical Malpractice laws are complicated requiring attorneys with sufficient knowledge and expertise. Many attorney may not be abreast of the recent medical malpractice and personal injury legislations that have passed into law.
Below are some important statutes and laws pertaining to medical malpractice:
California medical board oversees Medical Physicians in the state of California. The general responsibilities of the board are outlined below:
Review and evaluate complaints relating to practice of medical doctors.
Investigate the complaints and make a determination as to whether laws relating to the practice of a practicing physician have been broken.
Review decisions that have been made by the administration board and other disciplinary hearings.
Carry out the discipline that has been meted out by the administrative hearing decision.
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Mandatory medical malpractice reporting laws: According to California Medical Malpractice guidelines certain individuals and organizations are required to report cases of malpractice over $30,000 to the California Medical Board.A list of individuals required to inform in given below:
Professional Liability Insurers
Self-Insured Employers of Physicians
Local Government and States Agencies which Self-Insure Physicians
Other Physicians and their legal councils
Other Individuals may have a duty as well based on their own professions code of responsibility
California Cap on Medical Malpractice:
In 1975 the state legislature of California passed the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act
(MICRA). Under this provision a cap of $250,000 placed on the amount of non-economic damages a victim of personal injury due to medical malpractice can reclaim.
What are economic damages: Economic damages are awards for specific expenses that are incurred or will likely incur as a result of the malpractice. These damages include,
Future medical expenses
Prescription drug costs
Future loss of income
Since economic damages are NOT capped at $250,000 and individual is able to receive full compensation.
Non Economic Damages: Usually non economic damages are limited in personal injury matters to
Pain and Suffering
Post Traumatic Stress
Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorney protecting your Right to Compensation
The failure of a physician or a healthcare provider in discharging their medical duties in a manner that can be deemed as inadequate, resulting in damages to the patient is defined as medical malpractice.
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Should I sue for my medical costs from Medical Malpractice
You should not have to pay for the negligence acts of a doctor or hospital. Medical malpractice results from the incompetence or negligence of a healthcare provider.
Seeking vindication of your rights is our job. At Downtown LA Law Group our Surgical and Hospital malpractice Attorneys will vigorously protect your right to compensation.
Our Lawyers will keep on the offensive until they make sure you have been fully compensated for your injuries and vindicated for your loss. We will go to trial and take on liable drivers and their insurance carriers’ so that your rights are protected.
Who do I contact if I have been injured because of medical malpractice?
If you need a physician malpractice attorney we can help. We will take care of every legal detail and make sure you achieve the highest compensation possible for your loss; in the meantime, concentrate on the most important part of this process – your recovery.
It is crucial to act quickly after you’ve been injured. Our Medical Malpractice attorney will make sure to report any claim before limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful recovery. Call us for a free consultation with top lawyers regarding your injuries: (888) 649-7166
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